Popular Radio Personality Accused In Sports Gambling Bust

Joe Schlosser, a popular radio host who goes by Sebastian on WTIC radio, is among 13 people who were arrested in connection with an illegal sports betting ring.

State Police made the arrests after a yearlong criminal investigation that was conducted with the help of federal and state authorities.

Police served search warrants and seized several luxury vehicles including a Ferrari and a Mercedes Benz, along with other expensive items.

Randy Petroniro, who resigned from the Wolcott Town Council on Tuesday, was also arrested.

The illegal operation was conducted around the Greater Hartford area and began in November of 2009.

Other arrests include, Kelvin Townsend, of Hartford; Edward Jamele, of Southington; Tommy Allen, of Bloomfield; Maryanne Vece, of Westbrook; Christopher Peck, of Berlin; Leo Barney, of Bristol; Brett Margentino, of Berlin; Patrick Corry, of Wethersfield; Anthony DiSantis, of Wolcott; Constantine Galanis, of Bristol; and James Loughery, of Wethersfield.

State Police Public Information Officer Lt. J. Paul Vance anticipates additional arrests as the investigation continues. 

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